Thursday, April 3, 2014


Script and lyrics by six-time Emmy Winner Mo Willems
Music by Grammy Award-winning composer Michael Silversher
Directed by  Stephen L. Fredericks, The Growing Stage’s Executive Director
Musical Direction by Laura Petrie
Choreography by Jillian Petrie
Black Light Bunraku-style Puppetry created by the Growing Stage’s Artist-in-Residence, Perry Arthur Kroeger

WHEN: April 19 through May 18 with performances Friday evenings at 7:30 PM, Saturday and Sunday matinees at 4:00 PM. Special opening day performance on Saturday, April 19th at 1:00 PM.
Historic Palace Theatre on Route 183 in Netcong
TICKETS: FUN-tastic Fridays with all tickets $15! Saturday and Sunday tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for children and seniors.
To purchase tickets, please visit our website at You can always contact the Growing Stage Box Office at 973.347;4946 or email
Group rates and Birthday Party packages are available.

KNUFFLE BUNNY: A CAUTIONARY MUSICAL follows Trixie, her father, and her favorite stuffed bunny on a trip to the laundromat. The trip brings wonder, excitement and joy to the lively toddler, until she realizes she has left her Knuffle Bunny back at the laundromat. Trixie does everything in her power to make her father understand the emergency, but her father fails to see the issue at hand. Throw in adventure, song and dancing laundry into the mix and you have the perfect show for a family friendly outing.

KNUFFLE BUNNY: A CAUTIONARY MUSICAL features the talents of six professional equity performers in the cast. Emily Cara Portune of Jersey City, who played the title role in our production of Pinkalicious, returns to our stage as Trixie; J.D. Kellman of Queens, NY, last seen in Diary of Worm, Spider and Fly, plays Father; Jerielle Morwitz of Randolph, NJ, who recently played Lana Slomonsky in The Secret Life of Hubie Hartzel, plays Mother. Rounding out the cast are Jane Keitel of Dumont, Brandon Hightower of Jersey City and Dorothy James of Manhattan, NY as Puppeteers.

Enhance your theatergoing experience with pre and post show-activities. Dates and Activities listed on our website.